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Reliability and Maintainability Engineer

Job ID: 210512
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 26, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Reliability and Maintainability engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse, and highly motivated individuals supporting the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)).

Job duties include:

  • Review and assess reliability and maintainability programs and reliability documentation for major DoD programs
  • Provide mentorship in the areas of reliability and maintainability
  • Update policy and guidance for the practice of reliability and maintainability
  • Review and assess reliability and maintainability test strategies as documented in Test Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) and other documentation
  • Understand and evaluate quality and risk associated with reliability and maintainability characteristics, capabilities, requirements, and specification
  • Evaluate the impacts of new technologies and practices of the R&M discipline
  • Prepare briefing and white papers for senior leaders
  • Prepare reports and evaluations to inform milestone decision authorities

This role is temporarily remote/work from home/virtual due to COVID-19.  Eventually the work will go back to 100% onsite in Alexandria, VA once the threat of COVID-19 has passed.



Education & Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or related field and fourteen (14) years or more expereince; Masters and twelve (12) years related experience.
  • At least 15 years of experience with 10 years of DoD R&M engineering experiences either in a DoD Program office or a DoD weapon system manufacturer
  • Six years of experience on weapon system programs/projects supporting the Department of Defense or Intelligence Community
  • Experience with DoD Systems Engineering processes and R&M disciplines to include requirements development, R&M engineering contracts (statement of work, CDRLs, Section L&M), engineering and life cycle cost trade studies, and R&M Engineering design activities
  • Understanding of the DoD Reliability, Availability, Maintainability-Cost (RAM-C) operational requirements analysis process including use of fielded (system operational) data to inform decisions
  • Knowledge of the DoD JCIDS process, DoD 5000 acquisition policy, and DoD Systems Engineering Plan
  • Understanding of the process to translate user operational requirements to design specification requirements and maturing programs from early concept design to production and fielding
  • Experience leading government and industry R&M engineering working groups
  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and decision-making skills
  • Exceptional writing skills to author and develop white papers, guidance documents, and briefings
  • Strong verbal communication skills to successfully lead and/or collaborate with internal and external customers


  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience using model based engineering, SysML, XML and associated tools such as Cameo, MagicDraw, Rhapsody, and Enterprise Architecture
  • Experience applying the principles of developing and designing reliable software
  • Knowledge of site reliability engineering, system uptime, and methods to improve availability
  • Understanding of Lean-Agile mindset, DevSecOps, systems engineering, and product and solution management principles
  • Knowledge of tools such as OPUS, Windchill, Raptor, ReliaSoft, and Teamcenter
  • Understanding of business challenges and opportunities driven by technology, digital transformation, and regulations unique to the Defense industry
  • Understanding of the relationships between R&M Engineering, Logistics (Product Support) and cost
  • Understanding of condition-based maintenance, prognostics and health management, and reliability-centered maintenance


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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